Fireside
Fireside

Fireside

Regular price $5.00

Style: Black

Origin: Blended at Westholme

Ingredients: Keemun, Lapsang Suochong, Liquorice Root

Description: An intriguing blend of two classic teas from China: A Keemun tea from Anhui Province with a natural cinnamon quality, and the robust pine-smoked savoury addition of a Lapsang Suochong from Fujian Province. This combination is rounded off with the addition of liquorice root, adding a natural lingering sweetness to this smooth cup. This tea was meant to be enjoyed by the fire during any season - a bonfire on the beach, or near the fireplace at home on a snowy day. It is an excellent tea hot or iced (we suggest the cold-steeping method for iced tea), with or without milk. It is also excellent for experimentation in culinary pursuits.

Tasting Notes: Smooth smoke from the Lapsang Suochong fills the cup in both aroma and flavour. This strength has been balanced with a pure Keemun black tea, adding subtle malt and cinnamon notes for a well-rounded steep. The liquorice enhances the finish and linger with gentle natural sweetness.

Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.

Organic

China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.

Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.

Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.

The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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